Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, working in Dominica, W.I. founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions, and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.

Several bookstores from the Caribbean called us recently, asking about availability of our Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean book. Apparently they have lots of customers already inquiring about this title on Caribbean islands. Well, a large shipment is on its way to them, and soon our first book will be available on Barbados, Grenada and possibly Bequia and St Lucia.

At the same time we are working hard on our Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean book, and have most of chapters already finished. There will be close to thirty different gardens, and in this post I would like to turn your attention to one particular garden.

It is a well hidden treasure, a little known pearl of the Caribbean region located high in the mountains of St Vincent. Called Montreal Estate Gardens, it is designed and run by a legendary landscape designer from England, who spent many years restoring historic gardens in France. He is an amazingly skilled artist, but after seeing his creations we rather think of him as a master magician, a wizard who with a touch of his magic wand creates breath-taking realms like straight from an amazing dream, little pieces of Eden on Earth.

I post here a photograph from this vast garden, which in our opinion should get much more international recognition than it does. Thing is – as many artists, he is too deeply concentrated on his work to think of any commercial promotion. We hope our book will help discover this garden by many enthusiasts, photographers, and professionals from that field… Montreal estate Garden alone is worthy a special trip to the Caribbean. But, when you add to it nearby Diamond gardens on St Lucia, Hunte’s gardens, Welchman Hall Gully, or Andromeda gardens on Barbados – you can have a garden tour experience of a lifetime…


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